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by Savannah
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Exp. RVers: Suggestions for House rules for renting an RV
Replies: 91
Views: 20913

Yeah, even with an RV it may be easier to shower outside if you're not confident about getting your grey water taken away. (I wouldn't count on it.) Here's a link for how to build a 15 gallon evap pond that you will need if your people shower outdoors (no shower water should touch the playa!): http:...
by Savannah
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Optimal sleep schedule
Replies: 22
Views: 2078

I'm one of Those People that needs a minimum of 6 hours of sleep to function properly, preferably 7. So I try to go to sleep by 2am on the playa, because by 9am the sun will wake me up, guaranteed (I'm a tent person). Sleep gets harder as the week goes on. Eyeshades (preferably domed, so as not to p...
by Savannah
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: time to stop wishing and start doing.
Replies: 25
Views: 2265

I actually got my license this year for the same reason. :) Only the Burn was motivation enough.

Now, to see if I'll actually end up using it. (God, I hope not).
by Savannah
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: food
Replies: 123
Views: 43607

*bumps thread*
by Savannah
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: a big wrench... thrown into my plans for the burn
Replies: 21
Views: 2230

You'll be fine. Read the guides linked from the home page, prepare like crazy, and come with an open mind. It's normal to be nervous. But it's a friendly place.
by Savannah
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First Sober Burn
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Welcome Back!

I imagine you've seen this, but here's a link to the Sober on the Playa page:

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... sober.html
by Savannah
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa gift ideas
Replies: 125
Views: 59216

I must be the only person out there who has never received a plastic trinket. (I'm not counting glowsticks; those were useful.) I admit that I am glad not to have received a poem, either. I wouldn't turn up my nose at a poem written expressly for me at the end of the week, but I don't want 1 of 100 ...
by Savannah
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme
Topic: Metropolis Fashion what to wear?
Replies: 48
Views: 11812

We thought it might be fun to have on the ticket an order to appear at "court" with our camp addy on it. The sentencing could be something like "you've been convicted of parking illegally and being sober...you are sentenced to 2 shots of tequila!" Minxy, that's adorable. Do it.
by Savannah
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man no more?
Replies: 34
Views: 6462

Burning Man is being moved to my house. Things you need to know: I can sleep 3 in my living room, 2 in my bedroom (Hushville). Tickets will not be sold at the door, so be ready to buy online. My neighbors are loud bitches, so go nuts--my stereo is new and amenable to the task. Coffee and ice is avai...
by Savannah
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Favorite gift to receive at home? :)
Replies: 14
Views: 3477

My favorite past gifts have been necklaces, especially if cleverly handmade and if I've had a meaningful interaction with the giver, like a good conversation or a shared experience. Also nice: the unexpected offer of a square meal or good cocktail. Or: know-how or assistance. All very different, all...
by Savannah
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Skin Cancer and Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

Well, I didn't bring it up first, so I can't really say (though I do find the topic interesting).
by Savannah
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Skin Cancer and Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

Here's what the Mayo Clinic, one of many decent sources, says about Vitamin D dosages. http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2009-mchi/5417.html As a citizen of the Pacific Northwest, and a person with olive skin (I need more D than someone pale) I take at least 2,000 I.U. per day. I have friends who take 1...
by Savannah
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: What do think about this years street names?
Replies: 33
Views: 4743

What do you think about this years street names?


I think they're wonderful. I'll feel especially well-travelled by the end of the event . . .
by Savannah
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Skin Cancer and Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

Be sure to have a hat, not just umbrellas. If it a nasty windy year, a sudden gust can kill your umbrella. Use both! Yah, definitely. I hope my endorsement of parasols and UV umbrellas does not imply the exclusion of hats. :) Last year's monkey hut with silver tarp was probably the best shade I've ...
by Savannah
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Skin Cancer and Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 3973

I've got no experience with skin cancer myself (knock wood) but I really enjoyed carrying around parasols for the last two years to help keep the sun off. I brought two; one light, one dark, for different outfits, and used sunscreen too. A large umbrella (golf umbrella?) with specific UV features ca...
by Savannah
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Naked Old and Unattractive people on the playa?
Replies: 607
Views: 74572

So essentially because of Casanova's post the nude bike ride was resurrected and there will be more "unattractive" nude cyclists on the Playa. I love Burning Man. This year I am joining in for sure. Beautiful point. It really does sum up the whole zeitgeist of the event. Let's: take this ...
by Savannah
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 4th year Burner getting jaded...
Replies: 38
Views: 3593

I think of the Burn (somewhat) as one thinks of a child. There's good things about every year. Every age. Does one wish one could go back and revisit certain ages? Sure, maybe. But you only have now. Beautiful things change and evolve, & that's part of what makes beauty poignant. It can make you...
by Savannah
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips You May Not Think About on the Way to the Playa
Replies: 35
Views: 4967

My tip - Dont take your Car keys on playa anywhere, your more likely to lose them, than have someone find them in your camp... I find car keys every year on playa and on tuesday when we leave the locksmith is already rolling in the dough! Indeed. My campmate & I never let our car keys leave cam...
by Savannah
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: If you're gonna meet somewhere there, n no cel phone recpt..
Replies: 29
Views: 2033

Well said.
by Savannah
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 10669

My first year I developed a terrible hankering for Sprite, which I rarely drink. Someone from my camp announced they were taking the shuttle into Gerlach, & did I want anything? Hell, yes. So I bribed them to get me a 6-pack of Sprite and some D batteries ('cause I'd fallen asleep the night befo...
by Savannah
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: If you're gonna meet somewhere there, n no cel phone recpt..
Replies: 29
Views: 2033

If your volunteer shift is indeed Greeter (i.e. not the more official, ticket-tearing Gate * shift) then it might be possible for your friend to find you . If there are a dozen cars there at once on a Tuesday night and you're busy greeting, it would be easy to miss him in the crowd, but if he knows ...
by Savannah
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: food
Replies: 123
Views: 43607

by Savannah
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: 3 young New York Ladies looking for artistic camp
Replies: 32
Views: 4279

florstephanie , I actually suggest you do not camp close to the Esplanade (the open area in the middle of the city) as a first timer. As Anti-M says, it's indeed busy & high traffic. It's also very easy to accidentally camp in a theme camp area by mistake (you're given a map at the Gate that wi...
by Savannah
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Love Hut PVC...to cut or not to cut?
Replies: 84
Views: 21338

Also, I had a feeling cutting might ruin it. We are looking into renting a pickup or explorer size thing with a flat bed, but finding a flat bed in the preferred price range may be hard. I think you're right, cutting it might ruin it. At least for a monkey hut. The tension from not-cutting it and m...
by Savannah
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Love Hut PVC...to cut or not to cut?
Replies: 84
Views: 21338

My campmate and I used a rented cargo van to bring out the monkey hut PVC. Worked quite well for two people, two bikes, & all their stuff.
by Savannah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Increase in new burners with 'entitlement' issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12539

bluesbob , even if you don't camp with the sober camps, there's no reason you couldn't camp somewhat nearby and/or go there to make friends. I remember seeing Anonymous camp (or other sober camps?) posting their meetings/presence in the What/When/Where guide under "reoccuring events" and ...
by Savannah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Naked Old and Unattractive people on the playa?
Replies: 607
Views: 74572

Agreed, Shambala. Being around a bunch of nude people who don't give a crap what you think is very healthy. And by "a bunch" I'm guessing fewer than 1 in 20 people at any given time are nude, and not behaving differently than anyone else. There's not a recruitment effort. I've never felt a...
by Savannah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Contacts on the Playa?
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

I had no problems with my contact lenses out there. I brought several pairs of welding/motorcycle googles (dark ones, clear ones) and artificial tears for maintenance, as well as eye drops for redness (didn't want to use those unless absolutely necessary). It was probably more hygienic to leave them...
by Savannah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: If you're gonna meet somewhere there, n no cel phone recpt..
Replies: 29
Views: 2033

Registering with Playa Info is a good idea. I would . . . * exchange approximate camp locations ahead of time (if known). "We're aiming between 3:00 and 3:30 on G street, ideally facing towards the Man" (as opposed to the mountains). * Exchange camp name & camp features, including any ...
by Savannah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 392475

There's also a cold glue in a small white bottle w/ green & purple accents called "Jewel Glue"--it's a white glue, dries clear, & works well for putting sequins and small gems on shoes or fabric. (If the fabric will be tightly stretched, I stitch the sequins on instead). Jewel glue...

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